St Ives is a town with world renowned artistic connections so it’s perhaps no surprise that St Ives Town Council is also responsible for a wonderful collection of art, sculpture and civic regalia. Pieces can be found in Council buildings and throughout the Town. Many are on public view or can be seen on request. The Library and Visitor Information is a good place to start where you can follow our art tour. You can also buy tickets there for some of the key galleries in the Town.
The Town Council support the work of UK art, a charity, whose aim it to make art available to everyone for learning, enjoyment and research. They have established a database and online home for the public art collections from over 3,400 British institutions.
Details of some of the key pieces owned or curated by the Town Council can be found on the UK public art database.